Electrical Safety Engineering - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750616454, 9781483161495

Electrical Safety Engineering

3rd Edition

Authors: W Fordham Cooper
eBook ISBN: 9781483161495
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 24th January 1994
Page Count: 584
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Electrical Safety Engineering, Third Edition covers the scientific principles, legislation, guidelines, and standards of electrical safety.

This book is organized into six parts encompassing 20 chapters. Part 1 considers the nature of electrical injuries, the mechanical causes of electrical failures, and electrical insulation failure. Parts 2 and 3 describe the mechanism of breakdown and failure of electrical equipment, as well as the concept of circuit protection, with emphasis on the earthing principles and double insulation. Parts 4 and 5 explore the principles and application of electronic and solid-state control systems, fires, and explosion hazards. Part 6 focuses on the industrial supply and distribution of current and voltage.

This book will prove useful to electrical engineers, electricians, and technicians.

Table of Contents




Part 1 General

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Statistical Studies and Reliability

Chapter 3 The Nature of Electrical Injuries

Chapter 4 Mechanical Causes of Electrical Failures

Chapter 5 Failure of Electrical Insulation

Part 2 Breakdown and Failure of Electrical Equipment

Chapter 6 Switchgear

Chapter 7 Transformer Failures

Chapter 8 Cables and Installations

Part 3 Circuit Protection

Chapter 9 Abnormal Circuit Conditions — Over-Voltage

Chapter 10 Excess Currents and Excess Current Protection

Chapter 11 Earthing Principles and Double Insulation

Part 4 Switches and Control Systems

Chapter 12 Control Equipment and Interlocks

Chapter 13 Control Systems — Electronic and Solid State Systems

Part 5 Fire and Explosion Hazards

Chapter 14 Fires and Explosions - General Principles

Chapter 15 Fire and Explosion Hazards — Applications

Chapter 16 Electrical Apparatus for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

Chapter 17 Particular Fire Hazards and Detection

Part 6 Industrial Supply and Distribution

Chapter 18 High-Voltage Supplies

Chapter 19 Medium and Low-Voltage Distribution (Up to 1000 Volts a.c.)

Chapter 20 Industrial Electrical Equipment

Appendix 1 List of Health & Safety Executive Publications

Appendix 2 European Community Directives



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